A critic’s job, nine-tenths of it, is to make way for the good by demolishing the bad.Go have a read and add your thoughts, here or there as the question has been turned to include what it is that beer bloggers do compared to beer journalists. I am always interested in thinking about what exactly is this medium into which I type my thoughts. Do you think it is the equivalent of a critic's column in the arts section - or is it front page journalism..or personal essay or diary...or what? Does it matter at all or are the ethical minefields for each sort of writing so different that the label is critical.
Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.
Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."
Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."